Search Result for "ballistic":
1. relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravity;
- Example: "ballistic missile"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ballistic \Bal*lis"tic\, a. 1. Of or pertaining to the ballista, or to the art of hurling stones or missile weapons by means of an engine. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to ballistics, or to a projectile in a gravitational field. [1913 Webster +PJC] 3. frenzied; very angry; -- used mostly in the phrase go ballistic. [Colloq.] [PJC] Ballistic pendulum, an instrument consisting of a mass of wood or other material suspended as a pendulum, for measuring the force and velocity of projectiles by means of the arc through which their impact impels it. [1913 Webster]